Solved Partition hard drive with Win 7 Fdisk Tool

Dell / Latitude e6500
January 1, 2011 at 10:48:08
Specs: Windows 7 64 bit, // 4 GB
I have heard that most partitioning software will cause big problems with Win 7, and that I should use the resident partitioning software under Win 7. Given that, how do I handle a new HDD, on which I would like to install a clone of the original Win 7 OS? I would be happy with a basic FDISK, since the HDD is now empty. I would like to have 200 GB for C: and some unallocated space to create logical drives later.

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#1
January 1, 2011 at 11:43:27

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#2
January 1, 2011 at 13:09:17
Use the gui in Windows 7.

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#3
January 1, 2011 at 13:31:23
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right click on my computer/manage/disk managment/right click on the new drive, create partitions.

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#4
January 3, 2011 at 15:04:01
OK. Thanks! However, I thought there was a way to FDISK and HDD without going into Windows. I thought I had encountered it in Vista, at least. Do you know how to do that? It would help if I could not get into Windows 7.

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#5
January 3, 2011 at 15:08:24
Fdisk hasn't been around since win98 & ME. It's an old DOS based tool that doesn't work on NTFS file systems.

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#6
January 3, 2011 at 23:43:03
Partition Assistant is the right one.

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#7
January 4, 2011 at 02:31:04
you can drop in the win 7 dvd, during installation you can chhose advanced and format, delete, create partitions before installing.
you can also download the tools from the hdd manufacturers site, which usually include installation, repair and format tools.

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#8
May 11, 2011 at 09:53:52
@THX-1138: Your reply isn't entirely true. Even though Fdisk is an older DOS utility it can still be used to format NTFS. I use an old Win98 SE startup disk and format NTFS drives on a semi regular basis. Never had any issues in 10+ years of doing so.

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